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Old 29-03-2013, 05:51   #1
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Exumas wifi

I am traveling northern exumas to Georgetown. Is there wifi all over or must u b in a Marina?
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Old 29-03-2013, 06:15   #2
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Re: Exumas wifi

The best deal going is the 3/4 G cell signal through Batelco. You get a SIM card for $14.99, $5 to activate it, and then $30 a month for 3gig of data.

Of course you will need either an ipad, laptop, tablet, or adapter card to be able to use it.

The wifi is expensive enough that you can pick up an adapter and still come out ahead.
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Re: Exumas wifi

WiFi is available at Exuma Park headquarters for $15 per day for park guests. Otherwise your best bet is Baelco.
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The best deal going is the 3/4 G cell signal through Batelco. You get a SIM card for $14.99, $5 to activate it, and then $30 a month for 3gig of data.

Of course you will need either an ipad, laptop, tablet, or adapter card to be able to use it.

The wifi is expensive enough that you can pick up an adapter and still come out ahead.
Thanks for this advice.
On another note what is the best website for weather at northwest channel. We r looking at crossing from Bimini to chub Friday and chub to Nassau Saturday
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Re: Exumas wifi

There was WiFi at the bar in Staniel Cay last year. Expensive, but SWMBO's father was poorly, so needs must.
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Re: Exumas wifi

there was another post on exactly this subject very recently, you might want to check that. pete
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Thanks for this advice.
On another note what is the best website for weather at northwest channel. We r looking at crossing from Bimini to chub Friday and chub to Nassau Saturday
Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather

My favorite site. Looks Nice Friday and Sat, Sunday looks even better. Monday it starts to pick up a bit. Winds SE all weekend which is right on the nose heading to Nassau via NW Channel.
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Thanks captain Alex
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The best deal going is the 3/4 G cell signal through Batelco. You get a SIM card for $14.99, $5 to activate it, and then $30 a month for 3gig of data.

Of course you will need either an ipad, laptop, tablet, or adapter card to be able to use it.

The wifi is expensive enough that you can pick up an adapter and still come out ahead.
1. Where do you pick up the sim card?
2. Can you order the sim on line before heading out to Bahamas?
3. I assume that the card can be used through out Bahamas, right?
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1. Where do you pick up the sim card?
2. Can you order the sim on line before heading out to Bahamas?
3. I assume that the card can be used through out Bahamas, right?
Any BTC store has those SIM cards. I even purchased two SIM cards, one for data one for voice, way out in Mayaguana. Most islands should have a BTC shop. Only GSM devices work. Make sure you have a device that is not locked to your carrier you bought it from. All iPads with 3G work fine. Most phones are subsidized by the carrier and locked to them.
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Will my iPhone 4 work? My contract is expired if it makes a difference.
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Yes. Ur iPhone 4 will work. Since ur out of contract get ur phone unlocked. Call 611 at and t and they will tell u how. Then get a SIM card and s

Data card and phone card from batelco. Make sure u test it whil u r there because they have to activate ur data card after u
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Yes. Ur iPhone 4 will work. Since ur out of contract get ur phone unlocked. Call 611 at and t and they will tell u how. Then get a SIM card and s

Data card and phone card from batelco. Make sure u test it whil u r there because they have to activate ur data card after u

Correct on testing the data card while you are there. Took the lady a while to get it to work, after i had gone off and returned.
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